To start off, I think we’re all well aware of the fact that Facebook is transitioning fast towards obscurity, with the advent of so many more social media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat- all of them somehow more interesting to the youth of today. However, there are still many loyal followers of the site who refuse to get out of bed in the morning without scrolling through their news feed first.
I’ve noticed a trend in the past few years where your relationship can’t possibly be considered official by the people around you unless you and your significant other accept each other’s ‘in a relationship’ request on Facebook and officially announce it to the whole world. I totally get why someone would want to do that. Some of us just want to flaunt the fact that we’re in a relationship. Some of us just want to send a message to anyone who might have their eyes set on our partner to know that they’re off limits now. And some just hope to make their families stop nagging them about when they’re going to start looking for a special someone.
I understand why people would want to do it but I am here to tell you all exactly why I never would.
If you’re one of the people who haven’t already realized this, then I’m sincerely sorry for bursting your bubble. But the truth is no matter how much you think you love your partner, no matter how close you feel to them right now, and no matter how perfect the connection feels, there will always be a strong possibility that the person you are currently dating will not end up being the person you’ll share your entire life with. This is one of my biggest reasons to not include my entire friend list in the details of my private life. I don’t need people I barely know and some that I actually dislike, congratulating me and commenting about how happy (read: jealous) my new relationship makes them feel. And I don’t want these same people to question me on why it ended if I ever have to deal with removing the ‘in a relationship’ status. – Continue reading on next page